NASHUA, N.H. — The top strategist for Sen. Mitt Romney’s 2012 president campaign is working for a likely Republican challenger to President Donald Trump.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld told The Associated Press on Friday that Stuart Stevens is his general consultant as he explores a primary bid against Trump. Stevens joins former New Hampshire GOP chairwoman Jennifer Horn, who is working as an adviser to Weld’s possible campaign.
Weld formed a presidential exploratory committee in February. He said Friday that he’d make a final decision on challenging Trump in late April or early May.
Weld was the Libertarian Party’s 2016 nominee for vice-president. He faces an uphill challenge in defeating Trump, who remains popular among Republicans. New Hampshire Republican leaders have criticized Weld’s potential campaign.
A Romney representative declined to comment.
Hunter Woodall, The Associated Press